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Alison Gorman
10/11/2011 @ 5:28 pm

Hello Mr. Terry,

I’ve just ordered your book and can’t wait to read it. I hope you’re doing well. I always brag to my fellow trumpet players that I got to meet you in Seattle when you played at Jazz Alley a few years ago. I have the plunger mute that you signed for me hanging on my wall at home. 🙂

All the best,

Valerie Bishop
10/11/2011 @ 2:07 pm

Dear Clark and Gwen: Well, I sure never played with Clark (at least not on any instrument – LOL) but wanted to check back with you guys and let you know I’m increasing my prayers to get you back home! I was absolutely thrilled to hear that you were teaching on Skype. You’re really becoming “Mr. High-Tech”!!

Must tell you that I read the book (in record time as I couldn’t put it down for long) and I absolutely loved it! I learned so much about you and your life that I didn’t know and read so many things that brought about sweet memories and deja-vu-vu!! BRAVO to both of you for such an enormous accomplishment. It takes my breath away thinking about what it took to produce such a well-written, well-researched book. And it’s such an important book for so many of us, as well as generations to come.

Please keep on keepin’ on as best you can. As you well know, there are tons of folks who are in your corner, including me. And special blessings to your angel, Gwen. It’s a miracle that you guys found each other!!

Big, enormous hugs and love. Going to visit John Levy tomorrow who is 99!!! And, as you know, he has his angel, Devra, by his side.


Valerie Bishop

Michael Coury
10/11/2011 @ 11:06 am

Hope you get better! I’ve never had the pleasure of playing with you or meeting you but you’ve been one of the players I aspire to be ever since I first heard you back in high school. I hope to see you again in Vancouver!!

Neil Nicholson
10/11/2011 @ 11:00 am

Hi Clark.

Just received an email from Al Matheson regarding your hospital stay. I’m currently in St. Paul MN playing a Frank Sinatra show. The bass bone parts are totally fun!

Your appearance in Vancouver B.C. some years back with Alan’s big band is still a BIG highlight in my memory bank as I’m sure it is for many others.

I look forward to reading your autobiography.

I wish you all the best in your recovery Clark!

Douglas Pulaski
10/11/2011 @ 10:06 am

Clark, Wishing you a speedy recovery. You are a national treasure and I’ve always enjoyed your artistry on the trumpet and the nod to the blues throughout your blowing.Your sense of humor and vocalese is unique. I know what you always say about the “golden years”, but I hope that yours improve dramatically. Best wishes!!!!!!

David Branter
10/11/2011 @ 10:01 am

It was a thrill for me to actually get to perform with such a brilliant jazz legend. The shows in Vancouver in 2000 and 2003 are a highlight of my performing career.

All the best to you Clark.

Dave Branter

Long time fan. I heard you live at a Central PA Friends of Jazz Concert back in the the 1980’s. Great stuff.

Hey, CT! Sending you all the healing vibes I can muster.

Keep smiling. You’ll always be my favorite trumpet player, and one of my favorite people.

Love you much.


You are the best. We have heard you “live” on several occasions and have many CDs! Keep on keepin’ on!


I had the honor of playing with you twice during my college career. I hope you get well soon and get back out there helping the youngsters learn music.

Clark, I treasure a photo of you (and me) at Rio Jazz Fest in 1980. You are laughing and full of joy. Great luck with your Autobiography. Congratulations! Get well soon!

Warmest Regards, Clarke. I had the pleasure of leading the big band that backed you at the Navy School of Music when you visited in the 80’s. Always remembering your extraordinary talent.

Dianne Reeves
10/11/2011 @ 5:50 am

Hi Clark you are forever in my heart. Thinking of you and praying for you
Mom says hello. Love to you and Gwen. Dianne

you are amazing…love your music. praying for you.

Jordan Hoffman
10/11/2011 @ 1:07 am

Hang in there Clark! Listening to your records at 2 am in Queens, NY & thinking of you!

Glenn Matheson
10/11/2011 @ 1:03 am

Clark, on behalf of my mother, Joyce, Patrick, Cathy and my niece, Elysia, we wish that you can recover from your illness. We still talk about meeting you when you performed with my brother, Alan in Vancouver.
All the best, Clark. We will pray for you.

We love your music. .as do the listeners to our Jazz Cafe at WRHU and we send our warmest wishes for a speedy recovery.

harry hawkes
10/10/2011 @ 5:42 pm

Hi Clark, just thought i would send you a message from across the pond in lil ol’ England. Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery and a massive thankyou for all your music and magic you have shared with the world, much love from Harry

hi Clark!

I heard that you’re in the hospital this week.. just wanted to reach out and let you know that you will be in our prayers and i hope you feel better soon.

Clark, you have been an incredible teacher and mentor to so many of us over the years. I loved our time together at UNH with Dave Seiler and the entire gang… Those are memories that will last a lifetime.

Hoping you feel better soon. Just wanted you to know how special you are to me and all of my friends from UNH — including Tom Corso and Frank Cushing, and everyone else!

with friendship,

Paul Neveu

Rob McKenzie
10/10/2011 @ 2:26 pm

Dear Clark
Just writing to wish a speedy recovery. I worked with you and the Alan Matheson band a number of years ago in Vancouver, B.C. Definitely a highlight for me! I’m looking forward to reading your biography as soon as I can get my hands on a copy. Best Wishes!